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The Bahamas are a chain of islands on the northwestern edge of the West Indies.
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The aquamarine and gold reflects aspects of the natural environment of the Bahamas: sun, sand, and sea. The black triangle represents the strength of the united people, who aim to develop and possess the rich resources of the islands.
[Image: Flag of the Bahamas]
Area: 5,382 mi² (13,939 km²)
Currency: Bahamian dollar (B$)
The Bahamas comprise 700 islands, only about 30 of which are inhabited. It stretches more than 500 miles (800 km) between Grand Bahama Island off the southeastern coast of Florida, and Great Inagua Island, off the eastern tip of Cuba.
[Image: Map of the Bahamas]
Philip Davis has been the Prime Minister of the Bahamas since September 17th, 2021.
In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black male and Bahamian actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
[Images: Philip Davis; Sidney Poitier]
Food + Culture
[Images: Conch salad dish; Junkanoo parade costumes]